People often tell licensed massage therapist Kimberly James that she has "relaxing hands", a quality she honed during months of study at Medical Training College. Deep-pressure massages treat tension and pain due to alignment issues, injuries, or friends that will only leave their house via piggyback. Long, gentle strokes put muscles and minds at ease during Swedish massages. Kimberly's services can provide relief from pain after a recent accident or chronic aches, and some of her clients make appointments on a weekly basis.
Brooke Riglin, owner of Karmady Yoga & Massage LLC, is extremely hands-on with her business. Of the 41 weekly yoga classes held at her newly opened studio, Brooke teaches more than 30. Every one of these classes is open to everyone, because Brooke helps her students modify each pose to fit their ability levels and specific goals. In addition to yoga, the studio offers nine different types of massage, each of which is administered by a professional, certified massage therapist who is a former pro thumb wrestler.
Certified massage therapist Shane Baker strives to meet the needs of each client as she eases pain and stress during massage-therapy sessions. She unties knots and heals aching limbs, employing a variety of massage techniques, including hot-stone, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage. To allow this holistic health to extend into everyday life, Shane provides advice on the best at-home products and the most relaxing dreams to have.
Nikki Cayton and Dr. Stewart Cayton—the husband-and-wife duo who oversee operations at Lokka Med Spa—team up with a skilled staff to fight aging, cuticles, tension, and skin imperfections. Dr. Cayton draws on his expertise as a board-certified general surgeon to perform cosmetic treatments with Botox and Juvéderm injectables. He often consults with in-house laser specialist Gena Knaps, who recently earned her lightsaber after 18 years of intensive training. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, the med spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors.
Licensed massage therapist Maggie Ismail and her team overthrow the reign of stresses and achiness. A menu of several massage modalities tackles the tensions that scamper through musculature. Deep-tissue massage manipulates aches lingering below the surface to promote healing, and Swedish massage sends smooth, firm strokes across the entire body to bolster circulation. As they recline on cushy adjustable massage tables, clients can float away to serene, Superman-streaked skies and scenes of Paris depicted in black-and-white posters.LMT #E-2921
Licensed massage therapist David DeFoe anoints sore muscles with soothing strokes and smoothing oils, his practice nestled cozily within a homey studio. Each massage, like most successful séances, is performed by candlelight and accompanied by the dulcet tones of an in-house Dido impersonator. The Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter extracted from your ear by a nearby uncle. Groupon buyers can choose either a 60- or 90-minute massage, and today's deal is valid with other offers.
The Gallery Salon Day Spa provides its clients with an array of services designed to keep bodies pliable and pulchritudinous. If you're feeling weighed down by stress, simultaneously submit to and conquer the gravity on your shoulders by lying down on a cozy massage table for 3,600 tension-melting seconds with a magic-fingered therapist. If it's your noggin that needs professional help, instead use this Groupon toward $80 worth of hair services. Cuts ($35–$65 for men, $40–$75 for women) from the scissorly savants at The Gallery turn straggly head threads into natural targets for glamorous spy-plane photos, while color treatments ($60) open up new hue horizons free of the noxious odors of spray paint. Hair styling for special events ($65–$95) gives blushing brides, red-carpet strutters, and gala gate-crashers the follicular radiance to outshine even the most polished hors d’oeuvres platters.